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Adriatic Dream

Adriatic Dream

Overview

Spend your dream vacation in Croatia. Start your tour by exploring Zagreb, the charming capital of the country. Admire the magical beauty of the Plitvice Lakes and then sail the crystal clear waters of the blue Adriatic and discover the magnificent scenery of Dalmatian Islands.

We invite you to spend your dream vacation in Croatia. Start your tour exploring Zagreb, the charming capital of the country. Marvel the magical beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and then sail the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic and discover the magnificent scenery of Dalmatian Islands.

The tour price includes:

  • 9 days / 8 overnights
  • 3 overnights in a 5 and 4 star Hotels with breakfast included (Zagreb, Split)
  • 5 overnights on the sailing yacht in a double cabins
  • A/C car or minivan transportation with Airport transfers included
  • Experienced English speaking guide/driver
  • Sailing yacht with all costs and fees included
  • Experienced English speaking professional skipper
  • Entrance tickets for the National Parks: Plitvice Lakes and Mljet

Day 1 ZAGREB - Arrival

Day 1 ZAGREB - Arrival

Your Dream Vacation begins in Zagreb, the charming Croatian capital. Your ZAGREBTOURS host will welcome you at Zagreb airport and take you to your hotel. After you accommodate and rest, enjoy a pleasant walk in the city centre where you will get the first impression of Zagreb.Overnight in Zagreb – 5 star hotel in the city centre.

 

  Accommodation: Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Day 2 ZAGREB

After breakfast we are taking you to discover Zagreb, Croatian cultural, scientific, economical and political centre. With numerous museums, galleries, theatres, churches, cafes, open markets, clubs and pubs, Zagreb is today a city pulsing with life. A city which owes its beauty and charm to prosperous periods of baroque, classicism and secession.
We will show you many parks and squares of the Lower Town with beautiful examples of various architectural styles which make Zagreb one of the greenest cities in Europe. We will discover the secrets of the oldest parts of the medieval Upper Town. After the city tour we’ll have lunch in one of Zagreb Taverns. Leisure afternoon in Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb – 5 star hotel in the city centre.

  Accommodation: Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Day 3 ZAGREB - PLITVICE LAKES - SPLIT

We are leaving Zagreb in the morning and heading to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The Lakes are the oldest and the biggest national park in Croatia, a world natural heritage site which is under the UNESCO protection since the 1979. We will hike along the beautiful and crystal clear lakes with numerous cascades and waterfalls and admire the natural wonders of this remarkable place.
In the afternoon we are coming to Split – the second biggest town in Croatia. Upon arrival, we’ll take you for a walk through the „most beautiful city in the world“, how Split if often called by its citizens. We’ll visit the Diocletian Palace in the heart of Split, built as a residential palace seventeen hundred years ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian and also a priceless monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. In the evening, we invite you to enjoy the heart of Split – the famous Split waterfront or Riva where you will feel the friendly and cozy atmosphere of this vibrant city. Overnight in Split – 4 star hotel in the city centre.

  Accommodation choice: Hotel Luxe / Hotel Marmont

Day 4 SPLIT - BRAČ - VIS

Today we are boarding our sailing yacht and our adventure begins. Sailing through the Split Gate we head first towards island Brač, It's the largest of the central Dalmatian group of islands, the third largest among the Adriatic islands and separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel. Sailing by this Island, known as the island of stone and wind, we will see some of the old fisherman coastal towns like Milna and Sutivan, in which sailors from all over the world were always founding a secure and friendly harbor.
We continue to sail to the Vis Island, the most out on the sea of all Dalmatian islands and since its time as a Roman outpost, it has been one of the most historically significant islands in the Adriatic. After the World War II it was known as the Yugoslav military naval base and forbidden zone for foreigners until 1989.
Island of Vis is now a popular destination the world travelers looking for a great natural beauty, peaceful bays and hidden beaches. Surrounded by the idyllic scenery we will spend the night anchored in one of the peaceful island bays.

  Accommodation: Sun Odyssey 45DS

Day 5 VIS - PAKLENI ISLANDS - HVAR

We are slowly sailing out of the Vis region in the morning and heading to our next destination – Hvar Island. It is the fourth largest island in the Adriatic and voted as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.
This is an island with a rich cultural heritage and architecture, hosting many beautiful resorts and picturesque villages in peaceful, idyllic settings.
The main settlement is Hvar town, once a wealthy Venetian trading port, and today one of the most fashionable places to be seen on the Adriatic.
Before we spend some time in Hvar town, we will discover the archipelago Pakleni Islands in Hvar bay. The name originates from the noun „paklina“, a melted down pine resin used to coat the hulls of ships on these islands. We will spend the night in the Hvar port.

  Accommodation: Sun Odyssey 45DS

Day 6 HVAR - KORČULA

Today we are leaving Hvar and sailing south to the Island Korčula which is one of the largest and most attractive of more than thousand Croatians islands.
Korčula Island is home to Korčula town, a hometown of the famous explorer Marco Polo and smaller version of Old Dubrovnik with its fortification, narrow shaded streets and summer festivals. The beauty of the Island was always attracting different people from all over the World. Today we are spending the night in the marina in Korčula.

  Accommodation: Sun Odyssey 45DS

Day 7 KORČULA - MLJET

We are sailing out of Korčula in the morning and heading towards the unspoiled beauty of the Mljet Island. Inspired by the legend of Odysseus and the nymph Calypso we are coming into the emerald beauty of the southernmost part of Croatia. This Island, which western part is protected as a National Park, has scenery that appears only in picture books of world's most beautiful fairy tales.
Mljet is also known as the Green Island, with dense Mediterranean vegetation and two deep bays which are called lakes due to their narrow passages to the open sea – the Great Lake and the Small Lake. We are going to spend the night anchored in one of the peaceful island bays.

  Accommodation: Sun Odyssey 45DS

Day 8 MLJET - ELAFITI ISLANDS - DUBROVNIK

From Mljet Island we are sailing to our last destination, to the Pearl of Adriatic, to the Old Town Dubrovnik. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will sail the Elafiti Islands. There are 13 islands in this archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik but only of them are inhabited: Šipan, Lopud and Koločep. The name comes from the Greek word „elafos“, meaning a deer, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "deer islands". The main natural characteristic of these islands are their woods. Except for small cultivated areas they are almost completely covered by pine and high maquis, with all the ingredients of evergreen Mediterranean vegetation. The indented coastline with lovely bays, beaches, picturesque cliffs and other forms are a worthy accompaniment to the vegetational wealth of the Elafiti. Friendly island inhabitants operate small restaurants, in which you can enjoy the traditional meals and house-made wines.
We are going to spend our last night on the tour in a peaceful marina near Dubrovnik.

  Accommodation: Sun Odyssey 45DS

Day 9 DUBROVNIK - Departure

The last day of our tour has come. From Zagreb to Split, on the mainland and from Split and Brač to Dubrovnik on the sea, we had a wonderful time together. Your ZAGREBTOURS guide will drive you to the Dubrovnik Airport for your flight back home. We hope this was truly a Dream Vacation for you. Good Bye!

Destinations

Brač Island

Brač Island

One of the jewels of Croatian coast with deserted white sand beaches, turquoise sea and calm lagoons.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

George Bernard Shaw is reported to have said: “If you want to see a heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik“. English poet Lord Byron would agree with Shaw since he called the old town Dubrovnik “the pearl of the Adriatic”.

Hvar

Hvar

Crystal sea, continous series of sunny days, arhitecture from 13 century and spectacular night life.

NP Mljet

NP Mljet

Exceptional Mljet’s cultural and historical heritage is developing in an unbroken sequence from the time of the Illyrian tribes, over the time of Roman Empire and Republic of Dubrovnik, to the present day.

NP Plitvice Lakes

NP Plitvice Lakes

National park with more than million visitors per year from all around the world.

Split

Split

Lie on golden beaches, swim in romantic lagoons, visit ancient Roman monuments and walk through the streets as old as the emperor Diocletian himself.

Zagreb

Zagreb

"...if I was a foreigner, I would have liked Zagreb like not many other cities." A.G.Matoš, great Croatian poet

Route map

Price per person

Private tour
Persons Price
3-4 3520 €
5-6 3220 €

All prices are expressed in euro and all specified prices are based per person.

If you would like to customize your Croatian tour (eg. add new places, extend your stay), please feel free to contact us at igor@zagrebtours.com so we can make an offer that fits your wishes.


Additionally, we also offer transfers from Venice, Budapest and Wien airports.